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  • On Jul 25, 2023
    James from KS Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time does the Christmas parade in November start?

    Hi, James!  Welcome to planDisney!

    A trip to Walt Disney World Resort is always magical, but there's something extra special about visiting during the holiday season!  I'm so glad to hear that you'll get to experience that holiday cheer this year!

    Some holiday festivities may take place during regular theme park hours in the days right around Christmas.  However, if you want to catch Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade during the early part of the holiday season, you'll need to purchase tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party.  For the majority of the holiday season, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is performed exclusively at this specially ticketed event.

    We have yet to hear all of the details of this year's holiday celebration, so be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for all of the latest news.  While the schedule of activities at this year's Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is not available just yet, I can give you an idea of what it might look like based on last year's parties.  Last year, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade was performed twice during each party night.  I believe the first showing took place around 9:00 p.m. and the second parade was at 11:00 p.m.  Again, show times haven't been confirmed for this year's parties, so be sure to check back closer to the holiday season for the most accurate information.

    If two performances of Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade are offered, I recommend watching the second parade.  Many families with younger children leave Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on the earlier side, so if everyone in your group can stay up late, crowds for the second parade tend to be lighter.  For lots of other holiday tips, be sure to check out the Panel Extras section of our planDisney website, and if you have any additional questions, come visit us again.

    Wishing you a magical Walt Disney World Resort holiday!

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